Accession Number ADA582764
Title Self-Induced Attentional Blink: A Cause of Errors in Multiple-Target Visual Search.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 7p
Personal Author M. S. Cain S. H. Adamo S. R. Mitroff
Abstract Multiple-target visual searches, wherein more than one target can be present simultaneously, are especially error-prone with a decrease in second target accuracy after a first has already been found in a display. This phenomenon, known as Satisfaction of Search (SOS), presents a dangerous problem for many real-world searches, yet much is unknown about its cognitive underpinnings. We examined SOS errors in relation to another phenomenon that has been extensively studied: the Attentional Blink (AB). Surprisingly, despite obvious paradigm differences (e.g., self-paced vs. experimentally-timed) we found that an attentional blink can underlie SOS errors.
Keywords Attention
Attentional blink
Display systems
Dual-target search
Multiple operation
Satisfaction of search
Visual perception
Visual search

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57A - Anatomy
57S - Physiology
Corporate Author Duke Univ., Durham, NC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Abstract.
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number W911NF-09-1-0092

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